Posted: 2:19 pm Friday, April 18th, 2014

Grady boys, Maynard Jackson girls win Atlanta Classic; ELCA sweeps Class A Private Area 3; Rockdale boys win Region 6AAAAAA; Pope girls win Region 7AAAAA 

By S. Thomas Coleman

Boys:  Grady won the Atlanta Classic Championships for the third time in four years, edging Mays 136-129 for the title.  Senior Felton Gray led the way for the Gray Knights, scoring a total of 28 points with wins in the high jump (6-feet, 2-inches)  and long jump (21-8), and a second place finish in the triple jump (42-3 ½) to Mays junior Kenneth Fuller (43- ½)…

Rockdale County won the Region 6AAAAAA title as Dax Willette won the 1,600 meters (4:39.89) and 3,200 meters (10:08.21), Jhibri Greer won the 110-meter (14.47) and 300-meter (39.08) hurdles, and the Bulldogs’ 400 meter relay team won in a time of 3.21:22…

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy won the Class A  Private School Area 3 meet at Landmark Christian by one point over Our Lady of Mercy, 122-121.  Andrew Williams won the shot put with a toss of 45-1 ¾, and Oscar Harris won the 400 meters in a time of 50.89 to lead the Chargers. Other outstanding performances included Galloway junior Reilly Friedman winning the 1,600 meters (4:29.85) and 3,200 meters (9:30.41), Pace Academy senior Kenny Selmon, who has signed with North Carolinia, won the 110-meter (14.16) and 300-meter (37.16) hurdles, and Our Lady of Mercy senior Christian Coleman won the 100 meters (10.46), 200 meters (21.54) and long jump (23-3). Coleman’s 100 meter times in the prelims (10.38) and final are the two fastest in the state this season…

Banneker junior Ryan Clark ran the fastest 200 meters in the state this season, 21.43, as well as the fastest 400 meters, 47.78, at the McEachern Invitational.

 

Girls:  Maynard Jackson won the Atlanta Classic Championships for the first time in school history.  Freshman Courtney Jones led the way, winning titles in the 100-meter hurdles (14.73 seconds), the 300-meter hurdles (46.89) and the high jump (4-10), while the Jaguars’ 400-meter (48.36)  1,600-meter relay teams (4:12.09) took home titles as well…

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy won the Class A Private School Area 3  meet at Landmark as freshman T’Aja Cameron won the 100 meters (12.51), 200 meters (24.80) and the triple jump (35-9), and the 400-meter (49.10) and 1,600-meter (4:13.29) relay teams won titles as well to lead the Chargers.  Atlanta International School’s Helen Williams won titles in the 1,600 meters (5:05.04) and 3,200 meters (10:49.82)…

Pope won the Region  7AAAAA title in dominating fashion, 153.50-89 over RiverwoodKierra Henry won the long jump (16-8) and the triple jump (36-4), and Andrea Vahoua won the shot put (39-5 ¼) and the discus (135-3 ½).

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Coach Merine
Coach Merine

Centennial High School Won Region 6-6A Track title Boys, not Rockdale for the boys and Alpharetta High School won the title for the Girls. Rockdale Won Region 2-6A Title Boys.